Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies Services Analysis

The 11 health inequalities NHS Outcomes Framework Indicators do not specifically cover mental health.

Through the Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) initiative, published data by protected characteristic are available for:

  • referrals since 2012/13 are available by sex and age and sex and ethnicity;
  • recovery rates since 2014/15 by sex and age, sex and ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and religion;
  • recovery rates for 2015/16 are available by deprivation decile.

By combining this data with published mid-year population estimates and 2011 Census data for ethnicity, it is possible to construct referral rates by sex and age and sex and ethnicity.

This document shows some key findings from this analysis.